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Your Tongue Is a Window Into Your Overall Health

Doctors say the tongue is a great place to look for signs of trouble — even before other symptoms occur

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WWhile it’s not true that your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body (scientists argue it’s either the main jaw muscle or the gluteus maximus, the butt muscle), it’s definitely one of the most unique: The…

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Ashley Abramson

Ashley Abramson

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.

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